IGE Endorsements

IGE Endorsements

The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) works at the critical intersection of religion and global affairs, building sustainable environments for religious freedom worldwide. Here are some examples of what respected leaders are saying about IGE's work:

IGE's singular approach linking religion to security has helped in furthering religious freedom initiatives in some of the world's most challenging regions.

Anthony Charles Zinni Former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command

A visionary organization, IGE is at the leading edge of research and advocacy on religious freedom.

Daniel Philpott University of Notre Dame

The Institute for Global Engagement uniquely combines nimble innovation in education with a commitment to placing dignity and faith at the center of public discussion of the world's well-being.

Mark P. Lagon Former U.S. Ambassador

IGE's thoughtful approach seeks to build relationships based on respect, the foundational understanding of the God-given dignity and value of every human being. This organization puts listening first, and seeks to understand before engaging. Far from ignoring the vital role of faith in many people's lives, IGE seeks to build on common values that can unite people of different faiths while respecting each other's genuine theological differences. IGE is truly building peace a person at a time.

Karen Hughes Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, US State Department

IGE's relational diplomacy names and respects theological differences while seizing upon common values and interests that build practical bridges between the heart and mind. The result is a remarkably innovative approach to religious freedom that builds peace in new and much needed ways while deepening our understanding of the complex issues at stake.

Marc Gopin James H. Laue Professor of Religion, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University

IGE is providing vital leadership and a uniquely thoughtful platform for taking on some of the toughest battles for religious freedom in the world. IGE brings careful scholarship and practical expertise to the front lines of this fundamental struggle and is worthy of our vigorous encouragement and support.

Gary Haugen President, International Justice Mission

I applaud the important policy work and academic initiatives that IGE is undertaking to further greater respect and reconciliation among Christian and Muslims. Their significant efforts will undoubtedly expand the boundaries of religious freedom in the world.

John L. Esposito Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

Evangelicals ought to support the work of... the Institute for Global Engagement and other Christians doing faith-based, relational diplomacy in Muslim countries. Such peacemaking is exemplary.

Christianity Today April 2007

IGE's innovative and comprehensive approach to religious freedom builds bridges between diplomacy, development, and defense. IGE's ability to operate at the nexus of the public and private spheres—in a relational and relevant manner—is a model for all of us.

J. Brady Anderson Former USAID Administrator and former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania

I respect IGE tremendously for its quiet, nuanced approach that is yielding real results in some of the most difficult regions in the world.

Madeleine Albright Former U.S. Secretary of State